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New Scholarships

Scholarships Beginning Fall 2019

Wheaton College is pleased to announce increased academic scholarship levels for new students enrolling at Wheaton, beginning Fall 2019.


Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential Scholarships, named after Wheaton College’s historic leaders, extend the College’s investment in students who demonstrate deepening Christian faith and significant academic achievement in their schools and communities.

Blanchard Presidential Scholarship

  • $64,000 ($16,000 per year)
  • Charles Blanchard, Wheaton’s second president and son of founder Jonathan Blanchard, is the College’s longest serving president. During his 43 years in office, Blanchard commended students to hard work in their studies and have compassion for the wider world.

Edman Presidential Scholarship

  • $48,000 ($12,000 per year)
  • Wheaton College’s fourth president, V. Raymond Edman led the institution through its 100th anniversary. Under his tenure, Wheaton rose to global impact and international acclaim for distinctively Christ-centered education.

National Merit Semi-Finalists

National Merit Semifinalists are automatically awarded the Blanchard Presidential Scholarship which is $16,000 per year for up to four years. Students who advance to Finalist status can receive additional funding from National Merit based on their awarding criteria. Wheaton College does not have an institutional fund for National Merit Finalists.

Additional Wheaton College Awarded Merit Scholarships

Multicultural Student Scholarships: Require a separate application. Learn more about multicultural scholarships >

Music Merit Scholarships: Available to Conservatory of Music students that range in amount. Learn more about Conservatory of Music scholarships >

ROTC Room and Board Scholarship: Annual merit scholarship available to enrolled Army ROTC cadet. Applications available from the Military Science Department. Learn more about ROTC scholarships >

How Are Scholarships Awarded? 

Every applicant to Wheaton is given consideration for academic scholarships, based on standardized tests, GPA, academic rigor of curriculum, and class rank (if available). Students who qualify will receive their scholarship offer with their acceptance letter.